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Let’s Get Down To Business: Make A No-Carve Mulan Pumpkin For Halloween

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Mulan pumpkin on purple background.

If you thought I was going to let this Halloween go by without finally attempting a Mulan-inspired pumpkin, you were very much mistaken. I totally love the live-action film, but I’m going with the old-school animated version for this no-carve Mulan pumpkin. At least for now. Maybe I’ll revisit the live-action version at a later date…

No-Carve Mulan Pumpkin

No-Carve Mulan Pumpkin


  • Pumpkin (Real or Craft)
  • Blue Satin Fabric
  • Red Satin Ribbon
  • Purple Satin Ribbon
  • Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Burgundy Acrylic Paint 
  • White Craft Foam
  • Thin Orange Ribbon


  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Glue Dot Runner
  • Clothes Iron 
  • Glue Gun
  • Heat Gun (Optional)


  1. Paint the pumpkin with pink and burgundy acrylic paint. You don't have to tape off a straight line since the area where the paint meets will be covered.
  2. Cut out a strip of blue fabric to go around your pumpkin. Use an iron to press your seams and use a glue dot runner to seal the seams together.
  3. Use the glue dot runner to add a stripe of red ribbon down the center of your blue fabric.
  4. Attach the blue fabric to the center of your pumpkin using the glue dot runner.
  5. Form a collar with purple ribbon and attach it to your pumpkin using the glue dot runner.
  6. Cut five petal shapes out of white foam.
  7. Carefully use a clothes iron or a heat tool to form the petal shapes.
  8. Glue the petals together with hot glue.
  9. Knot three short pieces of thin orange ribbon to create the center of the lotus flower and attach it with hot glue.
  10. Use an iron or heat tool, if needed, to curve the top of the flower petals outward.
  11. Add the lotus flower to the front of the pumpkin with hot glue.
  12. Your no-carve Mulan pumpkin is ready to display!

If you can’t tell, I love a glue dot runner, too. What can I say? It’s such an easy way to attach fabric to fabric. Save the danger of using a glue gun for when you really need it…like making that Lotus flower.

Mulan pumpkin on purple background.

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Let's get down to business! Make a fun DIY no-carve Mulan pumpkin with paint, ribbon, foam and glue! Get the details for this fun Disney Halloween craft at As The Bunny Hops!
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